What's your favorite stink bait.
I was just referring to the latter half of your statement. That is why I said "they seem" and not "you seem". I know very well you don't personally use treble hooks from your videos.
I always say our fish have class and won't eat that garbage and that is why I use cut baits and frogs.
As far as stink goes I some of the additives as a marinade. Last year we had great luck taking sucker off the hook and marinating it in Rippin Lips Scent Trail for an hour or so and put it back out.
I live in the heart of stink bait country and we have a lot of good local brands such as G&S, M&M and the defunct TJ's, which I've heard the maker has turned down some pretty lucrative offers for the recipes. People in my boat do well with Sonny's. I make my own blood bait and in 2011 I would have probably won the manufactured tourney but I lost my anchor. 10 Fish weigh in that 32 pounds won. I had 7 for 27 pounds with my 3 best spots up my sleeve.
My bait likes it hot and sunny so this time of year I use the Shad flavor from Catfish Charlie. It's stays easy to use even in cold weather and does well when the water temps are 39 to about 60. It really falls off fast after temps get into 60's in May and has just started to get on fire again.